Rain Garden Information


502 Blackbird Forest Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977
The new rain garden at Blackbird State Forest is located adjacent to the Blackbird Forest headquarters building and is open daily from dawn until dusk. The garden was installed in March 2011 and measures 740 sq. feet. About 340 native plants were added to this garden, including: Joe pye weed; cardinal flower; blue flag iris; Virginia sweetspire; blazing star; wild columbine; mountain laurel; winterberry; and more.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Public
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 1
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 740 Sq. Ft
Approximate Paved Surface Sq. Ft: 2657 Sq. Ft
Is the Soil Amended to Increase Permeability: yes
Is A Drain Pipe/French Drain Installed: no
Were the downspouts disconnected from
the storm sewer system and installed a rain
barrel or diverted water to garden:
yes